27 December 2013

Angola: Government to Confiscate Abandoned Land Plots in Lubango

The governor of the southern Huila Province, João Marcelino Tyipinge, has said in Lubango City that the authorities will confiscate the land plots that have been granted for citizens to build private undertakings and which have not actually been utilised for any purpose, adding that the same measure will be applied to abandoned buildings.

Speaking at a year-end ceremony with his staff, João Marcelino Tyipinge stressed that there are buildings that date back to the colonial period which are abandoned and degraded, thus giving a bad image to Lubango City.

According to the governor of Huila, the government has already instructed the municipal administration of Lubango to survey all the buildings in degraded condition, with a view to finding the most appropriate solution to the problem.

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